Zach’s Story

Site created on September 26, 2018

Zach was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Sept 12.  He is an 18 year old senior at Tesoro high school who enjoys spending time with his family and hang out with his friends.   He is an amazing son, brother, and friend to us all.  Although this was a huge blow to our family and friends we are staying positive as we battle through these hard and emotional times.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers these next 6 months as Zach undergoes chemo treatments. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Lori Quick

Zach went for biopsy yesterday, they used a needle procedure to get a sample and it seemed to go well.  Waiting for results which probably will come Thursday.  
Zach had not been feeling very well for last few days.  He was not eating, sleeping, and was very weak. While here at City of Hope we called the Doctors to let him know about Zach’s condition. They got back to us while still at COH and asked us to take him to the clinic to be evaluated. They ran more blood work and started him on oxygen.  Preliminary labs came back showing his levels were off and admitted him to there ER.  They immediately began fluids and anti infection meds.  He has 2 iv’s going, his port, oxygen, heart monitor.  Poor kid has cords coming out of all parts of body.   Mark and I are an emotional wreck.  It is so hard to see your baby sick and we can’t do anything but hold his hand, wipe his sweat from his head and kiss and hug him.  
We have been in ER all night waiting for a bed in hospital.  Doctor came in this morning and said he is a very sick kid. They are continuing fluids and meds to control what is attacking his body.  Waiting to see if they need to admit to ICU or possibly blood transfusions.  
It is now in Gods hands.  We know we are in a good place with great doctors and a care giving staff.  
Please keep praying, thank you for all the support and love we feel truly blessed, Mark and I feel all the love which is keeping us strong.

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